Gregory Sterling

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59 year-old Gregory Sterling has been charged with attempted murder for severing a man’s arm with a machete.

The incident occurred in Fruitland around 7:30 a.m. yesterday when police found Stephen Byrd with cuts across his body.

He was immediately sent to Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Byrd identified Sterling as the assailant.

Witnesses at the scene told police that Byrd was covered in blood as he ran towards them while Sterling was seen on the opposite side of the street with a machete.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A Crisfield man has been convicted of polluting state waters by abandoning a dilapidated and sinking boat in a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.

State prosecutors say 56-year-old Gregory Sterling pleaded guilty to the charge in Somerset County District Court and was sentenced to 45 days in jail.